Appendicula isoglossa Schltr. 1912 SECTION Pododesme

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Equal Tongue Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing lithophte to subepiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to erect, simple, substrict, terete, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, apically torn with a minute apicule in between leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect-patent, terminal, pedunculate, elongate, 7.2" [18 cm] long, sublaxly 10 to 15 flowered, paniculate inflorescence with patent, elliptic, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are entirely cherry red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;